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I Smile Back

Posted by nte on March 12, 2018 in Films
Image courtesy of IMDB
Image courtesy of IMDB

Free public screening followed by moderated, expert-led discussion about mental health issues.
Mon. 12 March 2018 (6:00PM-8:45PM)
Lindsay RoomHalifax Central Library5440 Spring Garden Rd.
Come early, seating is limited. No reservations.

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I Smile Back trailer

"I Smile Back is a 2015 American drama film directed by Adam Salky and based on the 2008 novel of the same name by Amy Koppelman .... The film stars Sarah Silverman as an upper-middle-class wife and mother struggling with mental illness and addiction. Outwardly, Laney (Sarah Silverman) appears to have the perfect suburban life. She has two loving children, a caring husband, and an opulent, upper-middle-class home. Beneath her seemingly pristine image lie anxiety, depression, unresolved childhood issues, and destructive behavior, which jeopardize everything she holds dear." [Source: Wikipedia].

Moderator: Tim Krahn (Research Associate, Novel Tech Ethics, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax NS).


  • Letitia Meynell
  • Clinician panelist (yet to come)
  • Patient/Community representative (yet to come)

Topics for discussion

  • under development

Discussion questions

  • under development


Topical Reading

Ha, Thu-Huong. (18 Dec 2013). How should we talk about mental health? Ideas.Ted.Com